SATURDAY Jan 21st 10am – 4pm
Location: 710 Glen Huon Rd, Glen Huon. Find it on Google Maps here (don’t be looking for the blackcurrants near the main road, as Google Maps still has them pictured – we grubbed them out years ago).
Once you get to the driveway, follow this:
You can reach me on 0427 536 462
I suggest bringing:
- stout shoes
- dark clothes (unless you want to wear cooler clothes in the heat, and put up with the purple stains)
- sunscreen and your usual first aid gear
- sunglasses – not just for the sun, but also to prevent poking yourself in the eye with the currant canes
- some kind of container (like an ice-cream container) threaded with something like shoelaces so you can tie it around your midriff and use both hands for picking (also see below for more ‘fast’ picking tips)
- plenty of water to drink and a cloth to clean your hands with afterwards
You’ll have the use of the outhouse loo on the homestead (it’s a classic old dunny so don’t expect any luxury!) if needed – I’ll be onsite and can direct you as required. This is my parents’ place and they’re fairly private people so while they’re happy for it to be used, do please respect that it’s not an open day on the house and grounds. In future I hope to have purpose-built facilities.
For anyone concerned about the chemical residue tests I reported prior to Christmas, the results of actual fruit testing are back in and are all okay, and this block of currants is not planted in “old” orchard ground where those chemicals were used anyway.
For those who have attended in the past, this year’s is the best fruit we’ve had for PYO so far. Here are some pics: